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N Stones new website now live

Back in 2010 N Stones Builders who specialise in disabled adaptations contacted us to create a new brand identity for them.

Now in 2015 we’ve just finished designing a new wordpress website for them. We’ve trained them up on how to keep it fresh with new projects and content, and of course, it’s a responsive site which will not only keep Google happy but also make life easier for their clients who prefer to view the site on mobile devices.

 

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40 years of tradition and finally online!

David Scott and his team have been making high quality patterns for over 40 years for a range of industries and felt the time had finally come to create a website for the business to show off what they can do.

We created a responsive wordpress website so that they can add in case studies and new projects on a regular basis. As part of the design we created a library of images of the incredibly talented and highly skilled guys hard at work.

www.davidscottpatterns.co.uk

 

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New brand for much loved village garden centre

Cannonhall-logoCannon Hall Garden Centre, located opposite beautiful Cannon Hall Park is situated in the picturesque and historic village of Cawthorne in South Yorkshire.

We were delighted when we  were asked to create a new brand identity for the garden centre and bistro for the new tenants, who worked incredibly hard to update this much loved Cawthorne landmark.

As part of the project we created new identities and business materials, a library of photos for them to use, a new menu and some signage work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hej! New brand and website for international distributor

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Worldwide brand distribution company Hej International are specialists in outdoor brands.

Established as a joint venture between the owners of Kozi Kidz and the owner of Denali primarily as the distribution company for Wigwam socks in Europe.

Wigwam is the number 2 sock brand in USA, a 4th generation company based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin producing high performance socks for many different activities. The socks are 100% American made with 85% of material also being sourced in USA.

 

 

New website and photography for Hacketts Florist

Yesterday we went live with Hackett’s Florist’s new website

They specified a clean look with a number of galleries for visitors to look through. Previously just a holding page we’ve added a news section for them to keep their visitors and customers informed on what they are doing, with a direct link through to their Facebook page to encourage interaction.

www.hackettsflorist.co.uk

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New website for Tier BIM

Brand new website for new company Tier BIM

Tier BIM Consult Ltd is a specialist BIM consultancy that is independent of the design or construction team providing integrated Design, Detailing & Building Information Modelling to a wide variety of clients across the construction industry.

They approached me after a recommendation, to help them create a new website for their new company.

 

New interactive map for Wyvern Architects

Wyvern Architects wanted to organise their case studies by area so between us we developed an interactive map for their WordPress site.

New website for All Saints Community Centre

We’ve just finished building a wordpress website for All Saints Community Centre, South Kirkby.

They wanted a simple website that they could add news to and have its own events page so visitors knew what events were on and what days were free for booking.

 

New wordpress website for All Saints Church

A shiny brand new website launched for All Saints Church, South Kirkby who wanted to be able to edit the text – add images to a gallery, add news and generally keep the site fresh. We used the user-friendly WordPress content management system to build it. We provided the photography for the site – luckily the sun was shining down on us that day!

 

Going Mobile

The number of people accessing the world wide web is increasing at a startling rate. Choosing the right way to support, “mobile browsing” isn’t always clear-cut and new rules are being written on the subject as time passes.

What is certain however, is that people are expecting their experience to be easy, straight-forward and provide them with the information they need without having to work for it.

International design trends show user interfaces are becoming more simplified and cleaner, despite there being more features added.

The cost implications of the different ways of supporting the mobile experience are likely to define which route most SME’s go down, but there are a number of options available;

1. Unique Mobile App

Apps are streamlined, optimised and built specifically for visitors using mobile devices. Companies such as ebay, Twitter and Amazon all have mobile apps. They need to be built for a large and ever-increasing range of devices. They require bespoke development and maintenance so are costly and time-consuming.

 

2. Adaptive Layouts

This is where the style of the site will change dependent on pre-specified sizes of a number of screen sizes. They need to work with existing content on your site and so the order of the content needs to be specified to fit into the smaller screens, and images resized.

Older browsers tend not to support the technology used to make this work.

 

3. Dedicated Mobile Site

Does what it says on the tin. They often provide a very different experience to visitors to how your desktop site would work and have their own separate domain name. They require a lot of research and work to make sure they provide what the visitor needs.

Images need to be kept to a minimum and navigation systems very easy to use.
There is very little extra space on these sites and they need to be fast and streamlined in order to provide the performance the mobile user demands.

They can however be expensive to build and maintain and are a completely new entity from your desktop site.

 

4. Tweak

Tweak what you already have. Delivering a desktop-specific site on mobile devices isn’t ideal but will help to provide a better user experience.
Tweaks can include things like font size which should change depending on the equipment it’s being viewed on.